Doctrine Archive

The Indwelling of the Holy Spirit

This article first appeared in the Practical Apologetics column of the Christian Research Journal, volume 19, number 4 (1997). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received […]

What role does the life of Christ play in our salvation?

God demands that humankind must obey His righteous statutes perfectly and conform to His holy law in all of their thoughts, words, and deeds (Matt. 5:48). Furthermore, God’s absolute wrath is promised on those who do not keep His law (Deut. 27:26; Gal. 3:10). Due to humanity’s inherent sinful condition, we are unable to perfectly […]

Restoring the Soul to Christianity

This article first appeared in the Volume 23 / Number 1 issue of the Christian Research Journal. For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: Throughout history, most people have been dualists, at least in the sense that they have taken a human to be the sort of being […]

What Really Happened at Nicea?

Summary The Council of Nicea is often misrepresented by cults and other religious movements. The actual concern of the council was clearly and unambiguously the relationship between the Father and the Son. Is Christ a creature, or true God? The council said He was true God. Yet, the opponents of the deity of Christ did […]

The World and National Councils of Churches

According to the constitution of the World council of Churches (WCC), their first function is “to call the churches to the goal of visible unity in one faith and in one eucharistic fellowship…” The National Council of Churches (NCC) has a similar goal. Both are ecumenical Christian bodies embracing a large number of denominations. Although […]

The Manifestation of the Sons of God

Evangelical Christians today are being increasingly confronted by the phrase “manifested sons of God.” People who are apparently Christians are proclaiming that these words sum up the key work that God is doing in the church today. Many of these groups are radical fringes of the Pentecostal movement. Although they all emphasize the manifestation of […]

Understanding the Lordship Salvation Controversy

What must I do to be saved? The answer to this question is so con­troversial that it has divided some quarters of evangelical Christianity into warring factions. The issue involved is the nature of salvation and saving faith: What is sav­ing faith? What does it mean to receive Jesus as Lord and Savior? How much […]


Summary There is a new “kid” on the world view block called “neotheism.” While claiming to be in the camp of theism, proponents of this view make several significant changes in the nature of the theistic God in the direction of process theology or panentheism. They claim, among other things, that God can change His […]

The Divine Sovereignty/Human Responsibility Debate (Part Two)

This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 24, number 1 (2001). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: “Doomed from the Womb”? Calvinist vs. Biblical Views of Election, Regeneration, and Faith by George Bryson In James White’s first essay in which he explained and defended […]

Salvation By Faith: Is Faith Really a Condition of Salvation?

The following is an excerpt from article DD802-1 from the Christian Research Journal. The full article can be viewed by following the link below the excerpt. By predestination we mean the eternal decree of God, by which He determined with Himself whatever He wished to happen with regard to every man. All are not created […]